The Connecticut Brownfields Initiative (cbi.engr.uconn.edu) and the Geoenvironmental Engineering Lab (geo.engr.uconn.edu) are seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the Service Learning project E-Corps (https://ecorps.initiative.uconn.edu/). The Graduate Assistant is expected to be a full time Master’s or Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering and pursue research related to the broad activities of the Geoenvironmental Engineering Lab (environmental surface chemistry, spectroscopic applications for soil quality assessment, sulfide oxidation and environmental justice are current topics of interest). The GA position entails the support of the Brownfield Corps, a Service Learning course that trains students on the characterization, cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields sites, working with Connecticut municipalities on real projects.
Duties of the GA include:
- Assist with supervision of service learning projects
- Assist with course materials and grading
- Participate in meetings with communities and stakeholders
- Assist with the evaluation and planning of community brownfield projects
Minimum qualifications for the GA position:
- BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering
- Native English speaker
- Previous coursework or professional experience with contaminated site remediation or geoenvironmental engineering
These qualifications are in addition to the minimum qualification for admission to the MS or PhD program for Environmental Engineering, which can be found here https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/graduate/admission
The graduate assistantship is a 20-hour appointment in support of the NSF project https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1915100&HistoricalAwards=f…ssistantship benefits are determined by the UConn Graduate School https://grad.uconn.edu/financing/assistantships/
For questions and to schedule a Skype interview, contact Prof. Maria Chrysochoou email@example.com (please attach your resume and a letter of intent articulating how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications and your research interests).